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The Best Colleges in Maryland Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Maryland as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Maryland ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Maryland is Johns Hopkins University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Maryland
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Johns Hopkins University 7 22 41
2 University of Maryland College Park 58 222 120
3 St John's College 76 387 312
4 Maryland Institute College of Art 299 571 274
5 University of Maryland Baltimore County 155 509 634
6 St Mary's College of Maryland 300 1,186 160
7 McDaniel College 467 1,290 224
8 Mount St Mary's University 637 625 199
9 Stevenson University 638 536 494
10 Towson University 554 1,047 440
11 Washington College 1,401 261 216
12 Washington Adventist University 1,168 535 1,488
13 Bowie State University 1,128 127 1,172
14 Capitol College 726 982 1,286
15 Notre Dame of Maryland University 958 842 934
16 Frostburg State University 957 877 1,038
17 Salisbury University 1,399 664 359
18 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1,129 147 1,416
19 Loyola University Maryland 1,396 983 110
20 Coppin State University 1,161 135 1,616
21 Ner Israel Rabbinical College 1,398 626 747
22 Goucher College 1,394 1,093 293
23 Hood College 1,395 1,157 327
24 Morgan State University 1,112 624 1,468
25 University of Baltimore 956 1,156 1,746
26 Washington Bible College Capital Bible Seminary 885 1,572 1,371

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.